Fair Bluff ‘Reunion’ to Start Festival, Say Good Bye to Downtown

Downtown Fair Bluff (Lumber River visitor Center photo)
Downtown Fair Bluff (Lumber River visitor Center photo)

Fair Bluff’s Watermelon Festival is being promoted as a chance to say goodbye to some of the town’s iconic downtown district.

After being critically damaged in flooding from hurricanes Matthew and Florence, much of the nearly century-old downtown business district is being demolished as the town embarks on a multi-million dollar revitalization plan. The first building in Fair Bluff’s “Uptown” project was officially opened Friday with a ribbon cutting.

Town officials delayed demolition of the remaining downtown buildings to give residents and fans of Fair Bluff one more chance to walk through downtown and reminisce before the complete makeover begins.

The Fair Bluff Reunion with the Pizazz Band is set for July 27. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the free concert starts at 7 p.m. on Riverside Drive. Food vendors will be on site, and the Chamber of Commerce will have a guest book for visitors to sign.

The event is the official kickoff for the Watermelon Festival on July 28.

For more information contact the Fair Bluff Chamber of Commerce.

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